- Math Symbols -
The Most Valuable and Important Operations Symbols Used:
Background - why math symbols are used. . .
Symbols are a concise way of giving lengthy instructions related to
numbers and logic.
Symbols are an invention, not a discovery. They are a
communication tool. Symbols are used to eliminate
the need to write long, plain language instructions to describe
calculations and other processes.
The most valuable, most frequently used Symbols in mathematics . . .
The most important, most frequently used Operations
(computation) symbols are listed below.
Operations Symbols - click symbol
Multiplication Sign, Cross Product of two vectors
, Multiplication Sign (used
interchangeably with the raised dot or Star )
21 "multiplied" by 3 is 63
, Cross Product of Two Vectors
The cross product of two vectors is a new vector.
, where D and E are the absolute values of the vectors D & E, and is the unit vector perpendicular to the plane formed by the vectors D & E using the right hand rule.